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Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Aug 22, 2018 | Replies (28)

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@anneterese

Hang in there.

I, too, suffer depression and PTSD due to multiple traumas plus a sister who managed to ostracize me from my extended family for five years – actually the isolation brought on by the ostracizing triggered the depression.

I go in and out of depression. I was ok for awhile but I recently learned my niece excluded me from her wedding most likely due to the lies she heard from my sister.

My other niece and nephew also excluded me from their weddings 2 and 4 years ago. I was way on my way to getting over the first two now the 3rd wedding is on 9/1/18 and all the pain is resurfaced.

My dad is furious about the abuse I’m being subjected to but my niece is paying for her own wedding so what can he do.

I did nothing to hurt anyone so I have no idea why this hurtful excluding continues.

I’m single, 57, young looking for my age, currently not working due to on and off depression.

Be happy your family is there. Depression comes and goes. Stay positive for the time very soon when the darkness will cease and the sun will return.

Plus you just moved, not in therapy and meds are not stable. Make these three areas priorities; you have children to take care of and your own life to live.

This is what helps me most: the depression and anxiety have stolen 4 years of my life. I’m taking back my happy self and living purposely engaging in whatever will help to reclaim my life.

Please do the same!

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Replies to "Hang in there. I, too, suffer depression and PTSD due to multiple traumas plus a sister..."

Hello @anneterese

I appreciate you sharing your story with Connect, welcome to our Community!

I am glad to hear that you have found so many healthy ways to help yourself through professional counseling and efforts to "reclaim your life" as you said so well.

Congratulations on the progress you have made and I look forward to hearing from you again.

Teresa

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